Zero-emission vehicles

iZEV

Transportation is the second largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Canada, accounting for a quarter of Canada's total GHG emissions with almost half of these emissions coming from cars and light trucks. One way to reduce the amount of transportation-related GHG emissions is to put more zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) on the road.

A ZEV is a vehicle that has the potential to produce no tailpipe emissions. They can still have a conventional internal combustion engine, but must also be able to operate without using it.

We consider the following vehicles to be ZEVs:

  • battery-electric
  • plug-in hybrid electric
  • hydrogen fuel cell
 

Incentives for Zero-Emission Vehicles Program (iZEV)

In order to encourage the adoption of ZEVs by Canadians and Canadian businesses, the Government of Canada launched the Incentives for Zero-Emission Vehicles (iZEV) Program in May 2019. There are many different makes and models of eligible zero-emission vehicles for purchase or lease that provide consumers with iZEV Program incentives of up to $5,000. For more information on the iZEV Program, please see the “Incentives for purchasing ZEVs” section below.

Consumers

NOTICE: As of November 23, 2021 at 17:00 Pacific Standard Time, the following makes and models of vehicles are no longer eligible for iZEV Program incentives:

  • 2022 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range and RWD
  • 2021 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range and Standard Range Plus

All eligible consumers who ordered one of these vehicles prior to this date will still receive the iZEV Program incentive (subject to funding availability). For more information, please see the Questions and Answers for consumers page.


 
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Incentives for purchasing ZEVs

Incentives for purchasing ZEVs

This page contains information for Canadian residents and businesses about how to make a qualifying purchase under the iZEV Program. It also has information for businesses about the separate Canada Revenue Agency ZEV tax write-off incentive.

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Zero-emission vehicle charging stations

Zero-emission vehicle charging stations

Canada already has thousands of ZEV charging/re-fuelling stations and the number of new locations continues to grow. Find out how Natural Resources Canada's Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative, as well as their Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program, are helping to make your ZEV journey hassle-free.

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Eligible vehicles

Eligible vehicles

If you are looking to lease or purchase a new ZEV and would like to know whether it is eligible for the iZEV Program incentive, you can find that information right here.

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Questions and answers for consumers

Questions and answers for consumers

If you or your organization are thinking about purchasing or leasing a ZEV that qualifies for the iZEV Program, this page contains answers to the most frequently asked questions consumers have about the Program.

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Questions and answers for dealerships

Questions and answers for dealerships

This page contains answers to the most commonly asked questions by dealerships about the iZEV Program. Hyperlinks to the iZEV Program forms and the incentive requests portal can also be found here.

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Canada's ZEV sales targets

Canada's ZEV sales targets

Canada is committed to decarbonizing the country's transportation sector and becoming a global leader in ZEVs. As such, the Government of Canada is aiming for 100% of new light-duty sales to be zero-emission by 2035. You can learn more about Canada's ZEV sales targets here.

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iZEV Program statistics

Program statistics

On the iZEV Program statistics page, you can submit a request to receive all ZEV incentives data collected to date. This page also contains information about remaining available iZEV Program funds. Data is updated on a monthly basis.

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